Bellevue Middle School gets needed improvements

Monday, July 9, 2001 at 1:00am

Bellevue Middle School is getting a much-anticipated facelift.

The remodeling includes putting doors in between classrooms, getting all exterior doors replaced, updating the fire alarm system to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards, renewing the air-conditioning and heating systems, building two more restrooms and constructing a ramp for the disabled at the main entrance.

The 31-year-old school on Colice Jeanne Road opposite the Community Center was built as an open-classroom high school after a 1970s California school model, which promoted the free interaction of students.

According to teacher Carol Swann, who was among the first students to graduate from Bellevue High School in the early 1970s, four classes were grouped around a teacher

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